In 2012, astronaut Neil Armstrong passed away following complications experienced from a coronary bypass surgery conducted at Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital. After his death, Armstrong’s surviving family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital for medical negligence and inadequate aftercare.
According to documents mailed to The New York Times by an unknown source, Armstrong underwent several procedures in a short period of time after an initial bypass surgery failed and implanted temporary wires caused internal bleeding upon removal. Only a few days after the procedures to address the internal bleeding and low blood pressure were performed, he passed away from the complications.
Although Mercy Health continually objected to any accusations of medical malpractice, a $6 million settlement was provided to the Armstrong estate two years later in 2014.
To learn more about this unfortunate story of Neil Armstrong’s passing, you can click here to visit a full article from CNN. For questions about medical malpractice and wrongful death claims in Indiana, you can contact Wagner Reese and our team of injury attorneys at any time. We proudly represent the wrongfully injured and their families during difficult times, fighting to help them receive the compensation and sense of closure they deserve after a tragedy.